for over 20 years ...
the International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA) has been committed to developing world class personal trainers and fitness professionals. We are dedicated to making a global impact by creating a higher quality of life for individuals worldwide. Since 1994, we have served the fitness community through our practical fitness education certifications and courses, while providing a lifelong career resource for the IFPA Family.
where it all began ...
The International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA) was founded in Palm Harbor, Florida in 1994. Dr. Bell and Dr. Dauphinais pioneered the first edition of the Book On Personal Training which is the foundation for all of our advanced certifications we have today.
our first milestone
In 2000, IFPA reaches 100,000 members comprised of both Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors from around the globe.
in 2004 ...
The release of the Sports Medicine Trainer, marks the 60th Advanced Fitness Certification provided by IFPA.
IFPA achieves the National Commission For Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accreditation for our Personal Trainer Certification.
In 2011, IFPA launches the Global Affiliates Program with IFPA South Korea, our first international affiliate.
IFPA is awarded accredited training provider status by the European Register Of Exercise (EREPS).